The Learner Observer

It’s been 10 days.


Since my last post.

Is that insane? Am I a terrible blogger? Should I be ashamed of myself?

You probably answered: YES. YES. YES.

But I’m feeling like… no. It’s actually perfectly ok because you know what happened? My life got really busy and I did a few things I haven’t done for a while like go to the gym (!!!) and take my dog for a long walk. And let me tell you, it was worth all the not-blogging to live life a little. I felt guilt, and I missed interacting with people here, but Social Media (hellooooooo Instagram) makes interacting with all kinds of awesome people just oh so easy!

Now I don’t want to go on too long about my blogging failures and whatnot, so let’s get to today’s post and celebrate the fact that I am writing a blog post! YAY!

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20 under $20 .jpgLately the weather here has been nasty – rainy and freezing cold. Not at all the kind of Spring one hopes for! So I’ve been searching for signs of Spring anywhere I can find them and I like it most when I can find them for under $20!

Here is a little bit of bright and shiny for your home:

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I’m loving the botanical touches, like on the notebooks, but also how nature’s colours come to life in the bright hues of the tablecloths, napkins and stools. The softness of Spring is usually depicted by using pastels, and what better way to celebrate that than with some gorgeous little bowls? I don’t know about you, but I am such a sucker for cute bowls! I’d have a house full of them if I could! The white and gold pieces are totally timeless and seasonless too – just great pieces that you can love year round!

Let’s take a look at how Spring can come to life in your wardrobe this season!

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There is SO much to love about these bright colours and girly pieces! I am a huuuuge fan of stripes, and that Anthro top has a great neon yellow detail that makes it so much fun! Rose gold earrings and the necklace are a great way to bring warm tones up close to your face, so why not? Bows, pink, gold and some neutral tones – it’s a Springtime win for me!

This is a short and sweet post, my friends. Is it possible I’m changing my wordy ways? Never. It’s just nice to just look at some pretty and be done with it sometimes, isn’t it?

Hope you’re having the loveliest of weekends!

Hugs and kisses!

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    March 30, 2014

    Oh my, what eye candy! I love those gold bowls! And those Anthro bow earrings are very reminiscent of the Kate Spade ones that I’ve had my eye on.

    What a great collection!

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      April 3, 2014

      Ohhhh you’re right, they are very Kate Spade-esque! And probably cost a bit less ;)

      Thanks, Tara!!

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    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    March 30, 2014

    A few thoughts while reading this post:

    -Wow, Thalita, you create gorgeous graphics. They’re little works of art in and of themselves. Like those collages? A feast for the eyes!
    -That green IKEA stool is kinda sorta amazing.
    -I like big bows and I cannot lie.
    -Feel no guilt whatsoever about choosing LIVING over BLOGGING. I think I need to do that more often. So, basically, you’re my role model.
    -I heart you.

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      April 3, 2014

      You are the bestest. Each one of those tabs just made me smile bigger and bigger!!!!!! Seriously, can I print this comment and frame it so I can see it every single day?

      Also, I heart you too!!!

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    Shauna Oberg

    April 1, 2014

    Love your picks! So fresh and pretty for spring (and love the price)!

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      April 3, 2014

      Thanks, Shauna! It sure is tempting to want everything when it’s all under $20, right?

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